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Obituaries from September 2002

Jerry Lee Parnell - Osceola (09/26/02)
Jerry Lee Parnell, 56, of Osceola, died Sept.19, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Osceola. He was born Aug. 17, 1946, at Burdette. He was a former employee of Maverick Tube and of the Pentecostal Faith. He is survived by his wife, Linda Gail Parnell, of Osceola; a daughter, Jessica Lee Parnell, of Osceola; his mother, Dorothy Bell Parnell, of Osceola; two brothers, Charles Parnell, of Osceola, and Johnny Parnell, of Fayetteville; three sisters, Helen Lee of Manila, Linda Kaye Johnson and Patricia Ochoa, both of Osceola.. ...
Elvis Odell McFall Jr. - Lake City (09/26/02)
Elvis Odell McFall, Jr., 43, of Lake City died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at his home. Born in Spring Valley, Ill., he lived in Jonesboro before moving to Lake City in 1985. He attended Prairie Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Christopher McFall of North Dakota; three daughters, Jessica McFall of North Dakota and Shauna McFall and Alicia McFall, both of Jonesboro; his parents, Elvis Odell and Lee McFall of Jonesboro; two brothers, Jerry McFall of Lake City and Ronny McFall of Jonesboro; two sisters, Sue Savage of Brimfield, Ill., and Melenda Holden of Lake City; and his paternal grandfather, Adrian McFall of Jonesboro.. ...
Franklin Junior Jackson - Lake City (09/26/02)
Franklin Junior "Bubby" Jackson, 71, of Lake City died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Wynne, he had lived in Keiser before moving to Lake City in the 1960s. He was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include four sisters, Wilma Robinson of Lake City, Merietta Spear of Terre Haute, Ind., Patsy Fitzhugh of Blytheville and Judy Leak of Little Rock...
Ruby A. Graddy - Michigan (09/26/02)
Ruby A. Graddy, 69, of Grand Ledge, Mich. died Sept. 17, 2002, at her residence. She was formerly of Black Oak. She was a homemaker and a member of the Black Oak Assembly of God Church. She lived in Grand Ledge for five years. She was born Sept. 12, 1933, in Savannah, Tenn., the daughter of Clarence and Ida (Franks) Doyle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Graddy, in 1996...
Larry David Despain - Paragould (09/26/02)
Graveside services for Larry David Despain, 58, of Paragould, who died Monday, Sept. 16, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis was at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in Brown's Chapel Cemetery with John Miller officiating. Heath Funeral Home in Paragould was in charge of the arrangements...
Melissa Michelle Benham - Manila (09/26/02)
Mellissa Michelle Benham, 21, of Manila, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at her home. Born in Osceola, she was a lifelong Manila resident and attended Manila Public Schools. She is survived by her father and step-mother, Tony and Linda Benham of Manila; her mother and step-father, Deborah and David Cross of Illinois; three brothers, Tony Benham, Jr., Anthony Benham, both of Manila, and Jason Clark of Illinois; two sisters, Jennifer Purnell of Moentte and Sylvia Benham of Manila; her paternal grandmother, Shirley Benham of Manila and her maternal grandparents, Cecil and Brenda Clark of Agnos. ...
Leon Golden - Black Oak (09/18/02)
Leon Golden, 75, of Black Oak, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was retired from the Craighead County Sheriffs Department as an Eastern District Deputy. He was a member of the Black Oak First Baptist Church, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and had lived in Black Oak a lifetime...
Laviller Agness Graves - Bakersfield, Calif. (09/18/02)
Laviller Agnes Graves, 91, widow of William Graves, of Bakersfield, Calif., formerly of Leachville, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield. Born at Knobel, she was the daughter of John and Janie Pope Downum and had been a California resident since 1947. She attended the Free Will Baptist Church in Shafter, Calif...
Barbara Dell Lamb - Manila (09/18/02)
Barbara Dell Lamb, 63, of Manila, died Sept. 11, 2002, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born Oct. 24, 1938, at St. Louis, Mo. She was a homemaker and a Pentecost. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Lamb of Manila; a son, Brian Lamb of Poplar Bluff, Mo., five daughters, Tina Lamb of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Barbara Challis of Keiser, Tracy Lamb of Virginia, Judy Chambless of Troy, Ill., Terri O'Kon of Atlanta, Ga.; four brothers, Clifford Kendle, Jr., Charles Kendle, and Melvin Kendle, all of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Bill Kendle of Deluce, Mo.; a sister, Sally Malone of Bowling Green, Mo.; and 18 grandchildren.. ...
Ruby Sipes - Mt. View (09/18/02)
Ruby Sipes, 82, of Mountain View, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was a homemaker and a member of Childress Assembly of God Church. She had lived at Mountain View for five years, formerly of Monette. She is survived by a son, Donald Rose of Mountain View; three step-sons, Jerry Sipes of Conway, Ronnie Sipes of Eaton Rapids, Mich., and Jake Sipes of Paragould; a step-daughter, Sharon George of Paragould; four sisters, Roma Lea Rackley of Pontiac, Mo., Sylvia Dean Hicks of Hutchison, Kansas, Mary Jane Robertson of West Ford, and Anna Mae Cullison of Topeka, Kan., several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Paul Jack Wagner - Manila (09/18/02)
Paul Jack Wagner, 33-year-old Manila businessman, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at his home. Born at Blytheville, he was the son of the late Michael Jack Wagner and had lived most of his life in Manila. He was a graduate of Marked Tree High School and received a B.S. Degree in Marketing from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. He was a member of the Church of Christ...
Elsie Mae Denton - Manila (09/18/02)
Elsie Mae Denton, 64, of Manila, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at the Manila Nursing Center in Manila. Born at Delaware, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Linne Whitecotton Deeds and had been a Manila resident since 1947. She is survived by her husband, James Denton of the home; a son, Jimmy Denton of Manila; a daughter, Sandra Ball of Dyess; two brothers, Leroy Deeds of Ft. ...
Clarence Dawson Jr. - Springfield, Mo. (09/18/02)
Clarence Dawson Jr., 69, of Springfield, Mo., died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at his residence. He was retired from McDonnell Douglas Aerospace Corporation in St. Louis after 30 years. He made contributions to Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo Space Programs and to the F15 Eagle, F18 Hornet, AV-88 Harrier and Apache Helicopter Programs. His hobbies included golf and bowling. He was a member of National Heights Baptist Church in Springfield, Mo...
H.W. "Buddy" Warren - Manila (09/12/02)
H. W. "Buddy" Warren, 61, of Manila, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Marked Tree, he was the son of the late Ralph and Nina Jane Warren and had been a life long Manila resident. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church and for the past 19 years served as maintenance supervisor for the Manila Housing Authority...
Bobby F. Powell - Flint, Mich. (09/12/02)
Bobby F. Powell, 76, of Flint, Mich., died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002, at McLaren Regional Medical Center. He was born in Monette on Jan. 19, 1926, and was a resident of the Flint area for over 50 years. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was employed by Chevrolet Manufacturing for 44 years retiring in 1991...
Opal Marie Bradford- Manila (09/12/02)
Opal Marie Bradford, 87, of Manila, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She married Frank Bradford on Oct. 7, 1932 and the remained together until his death on Jan. 28, 2001. Born at Kennett she was the daughter of the late William and Dora Bell Warren. ...
Gylinda Loren Carmichael - Caraway (09/12/02)
Gylinda Loren Carmichael, 62, of Caraway, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002. She was retired from Basler Electric, a member of Caraway First Baptist Church for 22 years, and had lived in the Caraway area most of her life. She is survived by her mother, Hallie Toombs, of Black Oak; a son, Jonathan Carmichael of Black Oak; a daughter, Amy Carmichael Price of Caraway; two sisters, Jo Ann Riley of Caraway and Phyllis Clay of Trumann; two brothers, Wayne Toombs of Blytheville and Randy Toombs of Jonesboro; four grandchildren, Daniel Carmichael, Julian Price, J. ...
Joyce Ann Cox - Leachville (09/12/02)
Joyce Ann Cox, 68, of Leachville, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002 at her home. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Ida Aaron French and was a lifelong Leachville resident. She was a homemaker and member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Leachville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Kay Askue...
Vivian Chapman Keith - Leachville (09/12/02)
Vivian Chapman Keith, 84, of Leachville, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Yarbro, she was the daughter of the late Bill and Eva Musgraves Porter and had been a Leachville resident for 61 years. She was the widow of L.D. "Dee" Keith and was a retired bookkeeper and executive director of the Leachville Housing Authority. She was a longtime member of the Leachville First Baptist Church and the Lois Sunday School Class...
Vida D. Kennedy - Cardwell (09/12/02)
Vida D. Kennedy, daughter of the late William and Francis Chollans Daily, was born Dec. 26, 1908, in Strawberry and passed away Sept. 1, 2002, at the Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould at the age of 93. She married Carl F. Kennedy on May 5, 1949, in Pascagoula, Miss. She was a member of the Cardwell Baptist Church...
James Douglas King - Heber Springs (09/12/02)
James Douglas King, 56, of Heber Springs, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Born in Kennett on Oct. 3, 1945, he was the son of the late Walter Andrew and Jessie Mae Boyer King. He was a service station attendant for Johnson Tire...
Benjamin Cole "B.C." Minton - Milligan Ridge (09/12/02)
Benjamin Cole "B.C." Minton, 83, of the Milligan Ridge Community near Manila died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at his home. Born and raised at Hazen, he and his family moved to Victoria in 1934. He had been a Milligan Ridge resident since 1942. He was a longtime member of the Milligan Ridge Baptist Church and was a lifelong farmer...
Bobby Gean Pierce - Manila (09/12/02)
Bobby Gean Pierce, 68, of Manila, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Blytheville. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Dorsie and Cordie Johnson Pierce and had been a lifelong Manila resident. A retired truck driver, he served his country in the U.S. Navy and was of the Baptist faith...
Lloyd W. Redding - Kensett (09/05/02)
Lloyd W. Redding, 64, of Kensett died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Little rock. An Army veteran, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his wife, Patsy Redding of the home; a son, Lloyd Redding Jr. ...
Myrtle Viola Holland - Monette (09/05/02)
Myrtle Viola Holland, 82, of Monette, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was a homemaker and of the Prostestant Faith. She had lived in the Moentte area most of her life. She is survived by four sons, Albert Blackwell of Pocahontas, Steve Holland of Monette, Bobby Holland of Arbyrd, and James D. ...
Lloyd E. Hale - Lake City (09/05/02)
Lloyd E. Hale, 82, of Lake city, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Born at Dixie, he had lived in the Lake City and Dixie areas most of his life. He served in the Army during World War II, was retired from Lincoln Manufacturing of Jonesboro and was a Baptist...
Eric Ray Glover - Lake City (09/05/02)
Eric Ray Glover, 27, of Lake City died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at Varner. He had lived most of his life in the Lake City area and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include a son, Tyler Glover of Lake City; his mother, Waynette Glover of Lake City; three brothers, Steven Wood and Paul Wood, both of Lake City, and Terry Wood of Wells, Nev.; two sisters, Leslie Schreyer and Julie Wood, both of Lake City; and his grandfather, Ernest Glover...
Haven Nichole Fields - Monette (09/05/02)
Haven Nichole Fields, infant daughter of Heath Fields of Lake City and Kristy Ann Seymore of Monette, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Barry and Joyce Seymore of Monette; paternal grandparents Gene and Redena Turner of Lake City, and Victor Fields of Ravenden; paternal great-grandparents Venus Despain of Lake City, and Mr. ...